The Pirate Parties are at the Core of the Network Society – my lecture



This blog is about my lecture on Jan. 28 to inspire the PiratenPartij on their way to the Tweede Kamer (lower house of The Netherlands  Parliament) elections  TK2017 in March 2017. Their program can be seen here: PROGRAMMA

The lecture is announced at


Spreker Piratenweekend – Jaap van Till over de Piratenpartijen in de netwerksamenleving

Op zaterdagochtend 28 januari zal Ir. Jaap van Till, prof emeritus digital infrastructures bij TUDelft, HAN Polytechnic en Kaunas University of Technology, een presentatie geven met als titel: “The Pirate Parties are at the Core of the Network Society”.

We live in interesting times, as the Chinese used to say (as a curse). Society all over the world is going through a number of rapid and slow changes, which can be seen as shifts, tilting (kantelen) or even sudden unforeseen jumps. Very big driver of these changes, direct and sometimes indirect is the impact of ICT + Internet use + networks of humans and machines.

Society, economy and politics struggle with these changes and try to centrally control and resist them (or even want to go back in time: Retro-Trump, Wilders and other widely supported dictatorships). In this short lecture Jaap will present some basics: patterns that can help to clarify the situation and help to synchronize idea’s in the audience to develop policy and define actions in constructive ways.

1. “The Trias Internetica” that may bring a new balance between the roles of the State, Business and Civil Society supporting en strengtening eachother in the Network Society : Synergetics.

2. The four phases of new General Purpose Technology rollout (Carlota Perez and Jan Rotmans). It is ICT ! And how we may at last get out of the Crisis.

3. Well established structural concepts that are not working anymore, way past their valid date and grown out of proportion: hierarchies, neo-liberal market-will-do-all, large corporation sustained innovation, management, banksters, bureaucratic control, education, telco’s, cableco’s, publishers, intellectual property laws

4. What does work: the four Network Effects. Value creation by interconnection, Trans-Tribal Collaboration, specialists with reliable performance co-creating, diversity. Commons as local sharing spaces where self-interest and general interests are interconnected in a circle. Fast shared learning and improvements. Multi-tribe Membership. Freedom. Human rights. City-states interconnected for instance Corridoria. Digital infrastructures as Gigabps neutral layered platforms. Ability to explore and experiment. Childsplay and happiness. Towards Collective Intelligence everywhere in blooming networks of Life and Nature.

You can download the sheets I presented HERE—>:  Pir weekend Jaap van Till2017

Het Piratenweekend vond plaats op 27, 28 en 29 januari 2017 in Delft. Het volledige programma kun je hier bekijken


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